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Fox Reservoir Bracket FIX

Discussion in 'AccuTune Offroad' started by AccuTune Offroad, Aug 25, 2023.

  1. Aug 25, 2023 at 8:33 AM
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    AccuTune Offroad

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    **UPDATE**

    Cliff notes:
    The Fox reservoir brackets included with FOX-883-06-177 & FOX-883-06-178 place the reservoir in a bad position and the sway bar will hit at full compression. We/AccuTune Offroad developed a new reservoir bracket that will solve this problem. Read below for details

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    After reading comments in this thread about 05+ Tacoma Performance Elite Series Shocks, receiving phone calls and messages, we decided to investigate further. One of our engineers spent a day with our Tacoma on the lift cycling the front suspension to check for sway bar contact. We tested this by removing the coil spring from the shock to cycle the full travel of the shocks. With the reservoir pushed all the way to the inner fender, the sway bar will hit the DSC knobs at full compression. This would only occur during a pretty aggressive bottom out event, but in our eyes, this is not acceptable.

    We looked into a few options:

    Option 1.
    Add spacers to sway bar drop bracket to keep reservoir from hitting sway bar. This required us to add spacers to the skid plate as well for sway bar clearance. The correct amount of spacing would also require longer hardware. We opted to avoid this solution due to cost and the reduction of clearance at the skid plate.
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    Option 2.
    Swap reservoir mount to Factory Race Series style that mounts the reservoir parallel to the frame. The PES reservoir is 7” long compared to the FRS reservoir being 8” long, so this was a tight fit for the hose clamps on each end to fit correctly. This reservoir orientation requires the shocks to be discharged to make fitting adjustments. The end results also force the fox reservoir decal to face the frame. This did not seem like a reasonable solution for most to do properly.
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    Option 3. Make a new reservoir bracket. Bingo! Direct replacement, bolts right in re-using all existing hardware. Can be installed in about 15 minutes.
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    Are these brackets required?

    No, if you have not already smacked the sway bar on the DSC knobs or you don’t plan to drive aggressive off-road, you may be fine without them.

    What if my sway bar hits the DSC knobs?
    There is not much room for the reservoirs to get pushed up into the fender, so on impact, they are getting sandwiched. This hard impact could cause internal damage that would need to be addressed by a reputable shop that can replace DSC parts. Repairing a DSC adjusters can get very expensive.

    Will this bracket work with any upper control arm?
    No. We have not confirmed fitment on every single upper control arm on the market. There is a good chance larger billet aluminum upper control arms will interfere with the new reservoir mounting location. Slimmer, tubular steel arms so far have had zero issues.

    We will be contacting customers who bought these coilovers from us. If you have not heard from us yet, feel free to call us (619) 722-8555 or anyone can order these brackets here.

    :cheers:
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2023
  2. Aug 25, 2023 at 9:01 AM
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    mysubiewasalemon

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    So are they going to be sending this out free of charge for those that already bought the shocks ?
     
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  3. Aug 25, 2023 at 9:05 AM
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    AccuTune Offroad

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    Unfortunately no, we cannot send these out for free. We are offering existing customers free shipping. Please send me a message for details.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2023 at 9:40 AM
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    mysubiewasalemon

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    You would think fox would due to the design being flawed
     
  5. Aug 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM
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    AccuTune Offroad

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    These brackets were designed and made by us, not Fox.
     
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  6. Aug 25, 2023 at 10:29 AM
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    mysubiewasalemon

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    The original ones or the updated ones
     
  7. Aug 25, 2023 at 10:49 AM
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    The brackets with the issue are the ones that come standard with the Fox shocks, those are designed by Fox. The new brackets discussed in this thread are made and sold by us, AccuTune Offroad.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2023 at 11:44 AM
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    That’s more clear , thanks
     
  9. Aug 25, 2023 at 1:58 PM
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    Good to see a company that sell products but also care about customers@AccuTune Offroad! Fox didn't care about this issue at all and leave us in headache.
     
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  10. Oct 5, 2023 at 10:01 PM
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    MGMDesertTaco

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    Just now seeing this. :cheers:
     
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  11. Oct 6, 2023 at 6:54 AM
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  12. Nov 20, 2023 at 9:41 PM
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    wi_taco

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    Are there any clearance issues with the tires at full stuff and steering lock for the new brackets?

    Does Fox acknowledge the bracket design as a flaw / any insight on how cooperative they are for rebuilds if this problem affects us?
     
  13. Nov 21, 2023 at 11:16 AM
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    AccuTune Offroad

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    No, they are mostly in the same exact location, just tilted back. We didnt have any issue with tires hitting anything at full stuff.

    I am not aware of Fox making any changes to this brackets or how this would affect rebuilds.
     
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  14. May 7, 2024 at 1:17 PM
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    Ganon’s Dad

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    Not to bring up an old post but I have been trying to find an answer and feel you guys would know. All install videos don't really show it clearly. I have the corrected bracket from fox (the new one). I am assuming it's a similar-ish design to the Accutune one. But when installing these brackets, should they be flush with the frame (the vertical part of the bracket against the truck) or should there be a little space? I noticed mine was installed with some space and didn't know if the small amount of play (back-and-forth-play when facing it from the wheel well) in the bracket where the resi is mounted is okay?

    I hope that makes sense what I'm asking.
     
  15. May 8, 2024 at 6:57 AM
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    AccuTune Offroad

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    There is really only one way to mount them, so you should be ok.
     
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